The North Middlesex Regional School District Buildings and Grounds department provides support to seven school buildings, a maintenance garage and all related grounds in the towns of Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend. The department is comprised of 32.5 employees including the Director, his office assistant, 5 Maintenance personnel, 7 Day Leads, and 18.5 custodians. These employees offer a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge including carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, grounds/snow removal and cleaning. The department is divided into several divisions with the common goal to serve and support the teaching staff and students. The Buildings and Grounds department participates in bulk purchasing of green line cleaning products to improve safety and air quality and as well as ensure cost savings. The department maintains and follows AHERA state standards, pest management strategies, air and water quality monitoring and testing, and complies with the guidelines of LEED certification.
All schools, under the direction of Oscar Hills, are managed by a Day Lead who oversees their custodial team and collaborates with the Maintenance personnel to maintain the upkeep of the building. In addition to their daily responsibilities, and to support the Technology Department, the Maintenance personnel install devices, wiring and addresses any electrical needs.
All Buildings and Grounds staff members make safety and security their top priority. Both during and after school hours, they assist in responding to all incidents involving alarms or emergency situations.
Finally, the department employs three crossing guards in Pepperell and Townsend.